Welcome to Renaissance Wine Academy
Welcome to the premier issue of
Renaissance Wine Academy's newsletter!
Newsletter Subtitle
Month Year
in this issue
:: Top 5 Wine Resolutions for 2008
:: Interview with a Wine Writer
:: Become a Featured Client!
:: Champagne's Lovely Cousin
Light sm portraitGreetings!

Clink your glasses! Click your mouse! Get ready for a Renaissance in wine education!


Welcome to the inaugural newsletter of the RenaissanceWineAcademy, and its freshly uncorked website, www.RenaissanceWineAcademy.com 


The Academy is a mobile wine education services firm, so we come to you! Imagine the possiblities for enhancing your events, including:


Private Wine Events & Home Parties


Corporate & Team Building Events


Wine Etiquette Seminars


Restaurant Staff Wine Training


COMING SOON: Stay tuned for local wine tastings and dinners with the Academy -- coming to the Greater Phoenix Area soon! Announcements will follow.


I am excited to welcome you to the fun and unique world of wine activities here at the Renaissance Wine Academy. Why not make your next event a wine event?






Gilat Ben-Dor, CSW, MBA

Director, Renaissance Wine Academy, LLC

Certified Specialist of Wine
P.S. We'd love to hear from you! [email protected] ~ 602-373-5800
Did you know? University of Alabama-Birmingham has found that resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, protected mice by 87% from developing prostate cancer! They are now working on a human study.
Top 5 Wine Resolutions for the New Year
You'll want to keep these
all year round!
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Before we could say "clich� resolutions," the new year has snuck up on us. So what if you could trade in your stale old resolutions (ahem, are they not the same ones we make every year?) and instead resolve to enjoy more of the good stuff in a glass-and more often, too!-with five simple steps.These are sure ways to keep the excitement going all year round!

Wine World Interview
Stevie Ann Rinehart: Wine Writer

Wine Writing Interview At Renaissance Wine Academy, we like to get up-close-and-personal with various wine industry pros. Our inaugural issue features Stevie Ann Rinehart, a versatile wine writer heading up the wine writing firm Burgundy Ink.
Always the humorous one, Stevie Ann first got into the wine business because "my husband and I were interested in having something other than milk or water with dinner." Click here for the full and fabulous story!
Become a featured client!
What's this?

Featured Client Program How would you like to get FREE exposure to hundreds of readers? In addition to providing you, our client, with value-added wine education and memorable events, there is an added perk for booking with the Academy. For a limited time, clients who book and fulfill 3 events within 90 days will be eligible to become a Featured Client in one of our newsletters.
What does that mean for you? That means that in this spot, right here, you will have an opportunity to summarize your company's offerings, provide your company's website and contact info, and share a testimonial about your wine event experience with the Academy-- which will then be sent out on a one-time basis as part of the newsletter to hundreds. All for how much? Just your smile.
Start here to book your next event!
Speedy Wine Tip
Champagne's cousin Crmant packs value-added punch

Cremant TablesettingThe next time you want to pop a cork, reach for a Crmant, which is a French sparkling wine made in exactly the same methods as its classic Champagne region counterpart...but from other regions, and without the hefty price tag! Ask your local wine shop for a Crmant - they come from a variety of regions, from Crmant de Bourgogne (from Burgundy) to Crmant d'Alsace (Alsatian), and others. Enjoy chilled with appetizers. Cheers!
Save 10%
It's-Still-the-New-Year Special!
Book your next event with Renaissance Wine Academy for a date before March 31, 2008 and save 10%! (Pending date availability). Just mention this offer at booking and present printed coupon at time of payment (start here to book your event). Coupon is transferrable. Feel free to share this coupon with friends, co-workers and family who want to bring fun and wine savvy to their next event! One coupon per customer. Must be presented in printed-out form at time of payment.
Offer Expires: 3/31/08